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diate command of

that he was remounted on the day of

A. D. 18—, on a horse valued at $ -, which he obtained of

who was and continued so remounted until the

- 18—, when he was regularly and honorably mustered out of the service by

And further, that he has not received from any officer or agent of the United States any horse, or other property in lieu of the horse lost as aforesaid, nor has he received any compensation for the same; the same having been lost without any fault or neg ligence on his part.

[Claimant's Signature.) Sworn tv and subscribed, before me, this day of A, D. 18—

[Officer's Signature.] NOTE.- If the property was hired by the government, the fact should be stated, giving also the name official rank and position of the person who made the contract; or if impressed for the use of the army, a description of the property, also the name, official position, etc., of the person seizing the same. STATE OF County of

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A. D. 18—, before me, a -, within and for said county, duly authorized by law to adminster oaths, personally came a resident of said county, to me well known to be a credible witness, who, being by me duly sworn, deposes and says that he is the identical who was the Captain commanding the company

in the regiment commanded by Colonel in the service of the United States, in the war with that

in the said company, having been regularly enrolled and mustered into the service, that at the time he was mustered, he was mounted on a horse of the following description, viz. : which said horse was duly appraised and valued at $ that the horse above de. scribed was lost on the

in consequence of in the manner following, viz. : which said loss was sustained without any fault or negligence on the part of the claimant.

And deponent further states, that the said was remounted after said loss, on the

A. D. 18, and coltinued so remounted until the

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—, A. D. 18. And deponent further states, that the horse upon which the said was remounted after said loss, was not furnished by the United States, nor any of their officers or agents, nor been owned by another mounted militiaman or volunteer, to whom payment for the loss and risk thereof, or for its forage while in possession of the said

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And deponent further states, that the horse upon which the Baid was remounted, was purchased by him of one and the sum of $ paid for the same.

And deponent further states, that the said -> was honorably discharged on

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18Subscribed and sworn to, before me, the day and year aforesaid

[Officer's Signature.) Power of Attorney. Know all men by these presents that I, of named in the foregoing declaration and affidavit, do hereby constitue and appoint my true and lawful attorney, authorizing him to file this my claim for payment, for in the military service of the United States and to do all acts neces. sary and proper in the premises; to receive and receipt for a draft payable to my order for such sum as may be found due upon examination and settlement of my claim. Witness my hand and seal this day of

A. D. 18Signed, sealed in presence of [Two Witnesses.)

(L. S.] STATE OF County of On this

A. D. 18 personally appeared before me the above named

to me known, and acknow. ledged the foregoing power of attorney to be his act and deed for the pırpose therein mentioned.

(Officer's Signature.]


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We the People of the United States, in order to form a more per

fect Union. establish justica insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the co.nmon defence, proniote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America


Section 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senato and House of Representatives.

Sec. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State Legislature. No

person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other persons. The actual enumeration shall be mad within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of th United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, is such manner as they shall by law direct. The number of Rep resentatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand, bu oach State shall have at least one Representative ; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New-Hampshire shall be entitled to choose three, Massachasetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, Now


Jorsey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delawaro one, Maryland sis, Vir ginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia Shrec

When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, he Executivo Authority thereof sball issue Writs of Election to fill Buch vacancies.

The House of Representatives shall chovse their Speaker and other officers, and shall have the sole power of impeachment.

Sec. 3. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof för six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The seats of the Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and of the third class at the expiratiori of the sixth year, so that one third may be chosen every second year; and if vacancies happen by resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.

person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice-President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice-President, or when he shall exercise the office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they sball be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside; And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.

Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than o removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any ffice of honor, trust or profit under the United States; but tho party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.

Sec. 4. The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such' regulations, except as to the places of oboosing Senat rs.

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, ani such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by law appoint a different day

Sec. 5. Ea sh Hq use shall be the judge of the elections, retums and


alifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such peralties as each House may provide.

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence on two thirds, expel a member.

Each Hlouse shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from tine to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secresy; and the Yeas and Nays of the members of either House on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on tho Journal.

Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

Sec. 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, ard in going to and returning from the same ; and for any speech or debate

in cither House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, whicb shall have been created or the emolu. ments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no person holding any office under the United States shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.

Sec. 7. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the Honge of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other bills.

Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the President of the United States : If he approve, he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that House in which it shall have originated, who shåll enter the obje:tions at largo on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such raconsideration, two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and, if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both Ilouses shall be determined by Yeas and Naye, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House, respectively

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